Saturday, June 18, 2005

[World Soccer Club] Digest Number 1522

There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Do you exshpect me to talk?
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
2. Spurs agree Routledge fee
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
3. Re: Brazil and Mexico Win
From: "Manuel" <manuelgon_1999@yahoo.com>
4. Bulgaria 2004/05
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
5. Borimirov brilliance lifts Levski
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
6. Re: Do you exshpect me to talk?
From: "Nick Morris" <n_i_c_k_17@yahoo.co.uk>
7. Re: Spurs agree Routledge fee
From: "Nick Morris" <n_i_c_k_17@yahoo.co.uk>
8. Vaduz promotion bid denied
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
9. Brugge land experienced Valgaeren
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
10. Sparta reign supreme
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
11. Baník claim Czech Cup
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
12. Hajduk win title in style
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
13. Rijeka toast Cup triumph
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>

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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 15:37:36 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Do you exshpect me to talk?

Olympique de Marseille captain Brahim Hemdani was persuaded to join
Rangers FC thanks to a little help from James Bond.

The Scottish champions faced competition from a number of clubs,
including Bayer 04 Leverkusen, for the Algerian-born player's
signature, but a chat with 007 actor Sean Connery helped to swing the
deal.

"It's true I enlisted Sean's help to sell Scotland to Brahim," admitted
Rangers chairman David Murray. "I arranged for Sean to meet the player
at Cannes Airport to help sell Scotland to him.

Brahim then flew over and had a good look around. I'm delighted to say
that, after returning home to France, he then agreed to sign for the
club."

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What a fool :p

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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 15:42:10 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Spurs agree Routledge fee

Tottenham have agreed a fee with Crystal Palace for winger Wayne
Routledge.

The White Hart Lane club have long been linked with the 20-year-old who
is out of contract this summer.

"The club is delighted to announce that we have agreed a fee with
Crystal Palace for Wayne Routledge to join us at the start of July,"
said a statement on Tottenham's website.

Palace are entitled to compensation because of the player's age.

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Is he any good?

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Message: 3
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 15:54:57 -0000
From: "Manuel" <manuelgon_1999@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Brazil and Mexico Win

Something like that, but Brazil looks really tough. We need to press
them from tehir goal and try not to leave them any time to think. A
tie would be a great result.

--- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "jer_vanlint"
<jer_vanlint@y...> wrote:
> So, what will be the outcome of Brazil-Mexico? ;)
> I believe Mexico is in a 17 undefeated game serie.
>
> --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Manuel"
<manuelgon_1999@y...>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Brazil 3 Greece 0 in a very easy game for the Brazilians
> > Mexico 2 Japan 1 in a game that was easy and should have reflected
a
> 2
> > or 3 goal difference...but we are not Brazil...

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Message: 4
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 16:26:50 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Bulgaria 2004/05

Final Table:
1. CSKA Sofia.............. 30 25 04 01 81-16 79 Champions
2. Levski Sofia............ 30 24 04 02 76-19 76 UEFA Cup (Cup)
3. Lokomotiv Plovdiv....... 30 18 04 08 65-34 58 UEFA Cup
4. Litex Lovech............ 30 16 04 10 45-27 52 UEFA Cup
5. Slavia Sofia............ 30 13 09 08 43-33 48
6. Lokomotiv Sofia......... 30 14 07 09 43-35 46 [-3*]
7. Naftex Burgas........... 30 10 05 15 24-38 35
8. Cherno more Varna....... 30 10 05 15 30-38 35
9. Marek Dupnitsa.......... 30 09 08 13 34-44 35
10.Beroe Stara Zagora...... 30 09 08 13 32-36 35
11.Belasitsa Petrich....... 30 09 07 14 25-48 34
12.Rodopa Smolyan.......... 30 09 06 15 33-43 33
13.Pirin Blagoevgrad....... 30 07 12 11 31-40 33
14.Vidima-Rakovski Sevlievo 30 09 05 16 32-51 32 Relegated
15.Nesebar................. 30 05 05 20 26-63 20 Relegated
16.Spartak Varna........... 30 05 03 22 18-73 18 Relegated

[*] Lokomotiv Sofia deducted 3 points on FIFA decision by failure to
pay salaries to former player.

Topscorers:
27 Martin Kamburov (Lokomotiv Plovdiv)
22 Hristo Yanev (CSKA Sofia)
14 Vladislav Zlatinov (Pirin Blagoevgrad)

Last champions:
1996/97 CSKA Sofia
1997/98 Litex Lovetch
1998/99 Litex Lovetch
1999/00 Levski Sofia
2000/01 Levski Sofia
2001/02 Levski Sofia
2002/03 CSKA Sofia
2003/04 Lokomotiv Plovdiv
2004/05 CSKA Sofia

Record Champions
30 CSKA Sofia [includes Septemvri pre CDNV, CDNA, CFKA-Sredets]
23 Levski Sofia [includes Levski-Spartak, Vitosha]
07 Slavia Sofia
03 Lokomotiv Sofia
03 Vladislav Varna

Bulgaria Second Level 2004/05
Final Table:
1.Vihren Sandanski...... 30 21 06 03 57-20 69 Promoted
2.Botev Plovdiv......... 30 21 05 04 64-21 68 Promoted
3.Pirin 1922 Blagoevgrad 30 20 07 03 63-18 67 Promoted
4.Spartak Pleven........ 30 19 04 07 61-27 61

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Weird that Lokomotiv Plovdiv didn't became champion as they have such
a good player with Kamburov.
CSKA just took the power back in Bulgaria.
It's also good to see that Botev Plovdiv are back in the top league.

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Message: 5
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 16:38:19 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Borimirov brilliance lifts Levski

Daniel Borimirov was instrumental in leading Levski Sofia to their
25th Bulgarian Cup triumph, helping the side defeat arch-rivals CSKA
Sofia 2-1 in a game sullied by three dismissals.

Headed opener
Levski opened the scoring on 52 minutes after CSKA captain Todor
Yanchev fouled Zhivko Milanov and was sent off for his second
bookable offence. From the resulting free-kick, 35-year-old Borimirov
headed in Dimitar Telkiiski's cross.

Domovchiiski nerve
A clever pass from Levski's Georgi Chilikov put rising star Valeri
Domovchiiski clear down the inside-left channel on 75 minutes and the
youngster kept his nerve to slot the ball past CSKA goalkeeper Evgeni
Hmaruc and double his side's lead.

CSKA penalty
The numbers were evened up eight minutes from time when Levski
defender Elin Topuzakov fouled Ibrahima Guyey in the penalty area and
received his second yellow card of the game. Hristo Yanev duly halved
the deficit by scoring from the spot.

Last-gasp save
CSKA searched for an equaliser and their task was made more difficult
by the 90th-minute dismissal of Yordan Todorov for a second bookable
offence. The nine-men still forged a last-gasp opportunity though -
but Levski goalkeeper Dimitar Ivankov superbly saved Valentin Iliev's
ferocious volley.

Last finals:
1998 Levski Sofia 5-0 CSKA Sofia
1999 CSKA Sofia 1-0 Litex Lovetch
2000 Levski Sofia 2-0 Neftohimik Burgas
2001 Lovetch 1-0 Velbazhd Kyustendil
2002 Levski Sofia 3-1 CSKA Sofia
2003 Levski Sofia 2-1 Litex Lovetch
2004 Litex Lovetch 2-2 CSKA Sofia (4-3pen)
2005 Levski Sofia 2-1 CSKA Sofia

Number of Wins [25 cups; lost finals between square brackets]
11 [4] Levski Sofia
08 [7] CSKA Sofia
02 [2] Litex Lovetch (includes Lovetch)

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3rd Cup in 4 years for Levski. Time to become champion again :)

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Message: 6
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 17:37:51 -0000
From: "Nick Morris" <n_i_c_k_17@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Do you exshpect me to talk?

he'll be gone once he sees the winter ;)

nick

--- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "jer_vanlint"
<jer_vanlint@y...> wrote:
> Olympique de Marseille captain Brahim Hemdani was persuaded to join
> Rangers FC thanks to a little help from James Bond.
>
> The Scottish champions faced competition from a number of clubs,
> including Bayer 04 Leverkusen, for the Algerian-born player's
> signature, but a chat with 007 actor Sean Connery helped to swing the
> deal.
>
> "It's true I enlisted Sean's help to sell Scotland to Brahim," admitted
> Rangers chairman David Murray. "I arranged for Sean to meet the player
> at Cannes Airport to help sell Scotland to him.
>
> Brahim then flew over and had a good look around. I'm delighted to say
> that, after returning home to France, he then agreed to sign for the
> club."
>
> *****************************
>
> What a fool :p

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Message: 7
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 17:39:22 -0000
From: "Nick Morris" <n_i_c_k_17@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Spurs agree Routledge fee

hes got plenty of pace and a good cross and shot on him. not the
finished article, but i think in time he will be

nick

--- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "jer_vanlint"
<jer_vanlint@y...> wrote:
> Tottenham have agreed a fee with Crystal Palace for winger Wayne
> Routledge.
>
> The White Hart Lane club have long been linked with the 20-year-old who
> is out of contract this summer.
>
> "The club is delighted to announce that we have agreed a fee with
> Crystal Palace for Wayne Routledge to join us at the start of July,"
> said a statement on Tottenham's website.
>
> Palace are entitled to compensation because of the player's age.
>
> ***************************
>
> Is he any good?

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Message: 8
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 15:49:37 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Vaduz promotion bid denied

FC Vaduz have again been thwarted in their bid to reach Switzerland's
premier division, the Football League.

The Liechtenstein club needed a victory in the second leg of their
Swiss relegation/promotion play-off against FC Schaffhausen, who had
finished ninth in the top flight, to swap places with their opponents.

However, after a 1-1 away draw in the first leg on 1 June, Daniel Senn
broke Vaduz hearts with a second-half goal that was enough for a 1-0
Schaffhausen win.

The defeat means Vaduz face an uncertain future with only ten players
on secure contracts and another season in Switzerland's second tier
beckoning.

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Liechtenstein deserves a top team!! :)

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Message: 9
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 17:51:45 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Brugge land experienced Valgaeren

Belgian champions Club Brugge have signed Joos Valgaeren from Celtic
on the day they agreed to sell central defender David Rozehnal to
Paris Saint-Germain.

Success in Scotland
Valgaeren, 29, has put pen to paper on a three-year contract and
arrives on a free transfer from Celtic. Previously with KV Mechelen
and Roda JC, he spent five seasons in Glasgow, winning three Scottish
Premier League titles and four Scottish Cups. The big defender,
capped 19 times by Belgium, was also part of the Celtic team that
reached the 2003 UEFA Cup final.

Rozehnal exit
As Valgaeren arrives, 24-year-old Czech international Rozehnal
departs. Club Brugge today agreed an as yet undisclosed transfer fee
with Paris Saint-Germain for the player, who is expected to sign a
two-year contract. Rozehnal had been with Brugge since 2003, having
joined from SK Sigma Olomouc.

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I have mixed feelings about this.
I am glad we sold Rozehnal as he wasn't really better than the other
defenders we had, so better to let a Belgian youngster play there.
Signing Valgaeren shouldn't be bad, but I wonder if he is good enough
for the European top level (when we play in Europe...).
Also he is quickly injured.

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Message: 10
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 18:02:23 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Sparta reign supreme

Final Table:
1. Sparta Praha......... 30 20 04 06 53-28 64 Champions
2. Slavia Praha......... 30 15 08 07 39-25 53 CL Qualifying
3. FK Teplice........... 30 14 11 05 36-27 53 UEFA Cup
4. Sigma Olomouc........ 30 15 06 09 39-34 51 Intertoto
5. Slovan Liberec....... 30 14 10 06 45-26 46 [-6] Intertoto
6. Jablonec nad Nisou 97 30 12 09 09 33-27 45
7. Banik Ostrava........ 30 09 10 11 33-36 37 UEFA Cup (Cup)
8. FKD Drnovice......... 30 09 08 13 30-34 35
9. Marila Pribram....... 30 09 08 13 30-41 35
10.FC Brno.............. 30 09 06 15 30-42 33
11.Tescoma Zlin......... 30 07 12 11 29-35 33
12.Chmel Blsany......... 30 07 11 12 25-38 32
13.FC Slovacko.......... 30 10 14 06 30-22 32 [-12]
14.Mladá Boleslav....... 30 06 13 11 26-35 31
15.Ceske Budejovice..... 30 06 07 17 28-39 25 Relegated
16.SFC Opava............ 30 05 09 16 25-42 18 [-6]

NB: Slovacko 12 points deducted, Opava and Liberec 6 points deducted,
all in connection with last season's bribery scandal.

Topscorers (May 6):
12 Tomas Jun (Sparta Praha)
09 Michal Pospisil (Slovan Liberec)
09 Jiri Masek (Teplice)
08 Stanislav Vlcek (Slavia Praha)
07 Radim Holub (Drnovice)
07 Miroslav Matusovic (Sparta Praha)
07 Lukas Zelenka (Sparta Praha)

Last titles:
1993/94 AC Sparta Praha
1994/95 AC Sparta Praha
1995/96 SK Slavia Praha
1996/97 AC Sparta Praha
1997/98 AC Sparta Praha
1998/99 AC Sparta Praha
1999/00 AC Sparta Praha
2000/01 AC Sparta Praha
2001/02 FC Slovan Liberec
2002/03 AC Sparta Praha
2003/04 FC Baník Ostrava
2004/05 AC Sparta Praha

Number of titles
11 AC Sparta Praha
05 SK Slavia Praha
01 FC Baník Ostrava
01 FC Slovan Liberec

Czech Republic Second Level 2004/05
Final Table:
1.Siad Most....... 28 17 10 01 58-30 61 promoted
2.Vysoèina Jihlava 28 13 09 06 46-30 48 promoted
3.Viktoria Plzeò.. 28 12 10 06 32-23 46

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No big surprise here...

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Message: 11
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 18:35:42 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Baník claim Czech Cup

Baník Ostrava made amends for their defeat in the Czech Cup final a
year ago by overcoming FC Slovácko 2-1 at the Andruv stadium in
Olomouc.

Final disappointment
Having lost to AC Sparta Praha in last year's final, the Ostrava team
were especially keen to claim the trophy for the first time. Midfield
player Frantisek Metelka opened the scoring for Baník nine minutes
into the second half, and a second goal from forward Michal
Papadopulos two minutes before the end of normal time wrapped up the
win.

UEFA Cup place
Although midfield player Richard Dostálek gave Slovácko late hope by
reducing the arrears in the final minute Baník held firm, and, having
finished seventh in the Czech First Division, will play in the UEFA
Cup next season.

Last finals:
2000/01 FK Viktoria Zizkov 2-1 AC Sparta Praha
2001/02 SK Slavia Praha 2-1 AC Sparta Praha
2002/03 FK Teplice 1-0 FK Jablonec
2003/04 AC Sparta Praha 2-1 FC Baník Ostrava
2004/05 FC Baník Ostrava 2-1 1.FC Slovacko

Number of Wins
3 [-] SK Slavia Praha
2 [3] AC Sparta Praha
2 [1] FK Viktoria Zizkov
1 [1] FC Baník Ostrava
1 [1] FK Jablonec
1 [1] FC Slovan Liberec
1 [-] SK Hradec Králové
1 [-] FK Teplice

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Message: 12
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 17:16:06 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Hajduk win title in style

Hajduk Split defeated NK Varteks 6-0 to clinch the Croatian title on
the final day of the season. After the match, Hajduk sports director
and interim coach Igor Stimac announced that Varteks coach Miroslav
Blazevic would be taking charge of Hajduk next season.

'Delighted'
"I am delighted, but I would be happier if we managed to play like
this in some other matches this season," Stimac said. "We have won
our second championship title in a row and we have confirmed our
expectations."

Sixth title
Hajduk shrugged off the disappointment of losing Croatia's Cup final
to HNK Rijeka by easily collecting the win they needed to seal the
title. The celebrations started early as Hajduk roared into a 4-0
first-half lead thanks to goals from Hrvoje Vejic, Bulend Biscevic,
Tomislav Busic and Frane Cacic. Krunoslav Lovrek and Niko Kranjcar
added two more after the interval to make sure of Hajduk's sixth
title since Croatia gained independence from the former Yugoslavia in
1991.

Inter draw
NK Inter Zaprešic, who went into the final round with an outside
chance of winning the league, were forced to settle for second place
after being held to a 3-3 draw by Rijeka, who battled back from 3-1
down to earn a point.

Zadar down
NK Zadar have been relegated after failing to pick up the victory
they needed in the final round. In fact, their match against Dinamo
Zagreb on Saturday was called off after only 62 minutes following the
dismissal of four Zadar players. Each team must have at least eight
players on the pitch for the match to continue, but the result was
already beyond doubt when the proceedings were brought to a halt with
Dinamo leading 7-0.

Cibalia promoted
There were plenty of goals throughout the league on Saturday as the
season ended with a bang. NK Zagreb were convincing 7-1 winners
against Slaven Belupo in the Championship Play-offs, while in the
Relegation Play-offs as well as Dinamo's seven-goal haul, NK
Medjimurje and NK Osijek drew 2-2 and NK Kamen Ingrad and NK Pula
1856 drew 1-1. NK Cibalia have been promoted back to the top flight
after one season out of the First League.

Final Table:
1. Hajduk Split............ 32 16 08 08 58-33 56 Champions
2. Inter Zaprešic.......... 32 15 09 08 44-39 54
3. Zagreb.................. 32 15 05 12 50-42 50
4. Rijeka.................. 32 11 14 07 52-40 47
5. Varteks Varazdin........ 32 14 03 15 53-50 45
6. Slaven Belupo Koprivnica 32 12 09 11 37-41 45

Relegation Playoff Final Table:
7. Dinamo Zagreb........... 32 12 11 09 55-37 47
8. Kamen Ingrad Velika..... 32 12 05 15 36-39 41
9. Osijek.................. 32 09 14 09 41-45 41
10.Pula 1856............... 32 07 14 11 28-31 35
11.Medimurje Cakovec....... 32 09 06 17 29-52 33
12.Zadar................... 32 10 02 20 36-70 32 Relegated

Topscorers:
17 Tomislav Erceg (Rijeka)
12 Ivica Žuljevic (Medimurje)
11 Leonardo Barnjak (Zadar)
11 Tomislav Bušic (Hajduk)
11 Stjepan Jukic (Osijek)
10 Eduardo Da Silva (Dinamo)
10 Ivica Karabogdan (Slaven Belupo)
10 Karlo Primorac (Osijek)
09 Mladen Bartolovic (Zagreb)
09 Dragan Blatnjak (Hajduk)
09 Nedim Halilovic (Varteks)

Last champions:
1992... Hajduk Split
1992/93 Croatia Zagreb
1993/94 Hajduk Split
1994/95 Hajduk Split
1995/96 Croatia Zagreb
1996/97 Croatia Zagreb
1997/98 Croatia Zagreb
1998/99 Croatia Zagreb
1999/00 Dinamo Zagreb
2000/01 Hajduk Split
2001/02 NK Zagreb
2002/03 Dinamo Zagreb
2003/04 Hajduk Split
2004/05 Hajduk Split

Number of Titles (since 1992)
7 Dinamo Zagreb (includes Croatia)
6 Hajduk Split
1 NK Zagreb

Croatia Second Level 2004/05
1.Cibalia Vinkovci....... 32 21 08 03 65-23 65 Promoted
2.Marsonia Slavonski Brod 32 16 08 08 50-36 56
3.NK Cakovec............. 32 13 09 10 45-41 48

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Dinamo Zagreb's season is a disgrace!
They can be called the worst 'big team' in Europe.

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Message: 13
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 17:31:50 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Rijeka toast Cup triumph

HNK Rijeka have lifted their first Croatian Cup after a 1-0 second-
leg win earned them a 3-1 aggregate victory against Hajduk Split.

Mitu strike
Romanian striker Dumitru Mitu scored the decisive goal on 80 minutes,
less than ten minutes after Hajduk's Niko Kranjcar had blasted a gilt-
edge chance wide of the upright. With the first leg ending 2-1, the
strike left Hajduk needing to score twice to take the tie to extra
time but they could not do so and Rijeka lifted the trophy for the
first time since its creation in 1992.

Last finals:
1999/00 Hajduk Split 2-0 0-1 Dinamo Zagreb
2000/01 Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 1-0 Hajduk Split
2001/02 Dinamo Zagreb 1-1 1-0 Varteks Varazdin
2002/03 Hajduk Split 1-0 4-0 Uljanik Pula
2003/04 Dinamo Zagreb 1-1 0-0 Varteks Varazdin
2004/05 Rijeka 2-1 1-0 Hajduk Split

Number of Cups per Club [15, lost finals between square brackets]
7 [4] Dinamo Zagreb (includes Croatia and HASK Gradjanski)
4 [2] Hajduk Split
1 [1] NK Rijeka
1 [0] Gradjanski Zagreb
1 [0] Inker Zapresic
1 [0] NK Osijek

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Good to see another team win this thropy for a change...

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